Skip to comments.McCain decries GOP fight against Obama mandate: ‘we need to get off that issue’
Posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:11 AM PDT by IbJensen
March 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has criticized his party for waging a war on women based on their reaction to the Obama administrations mandate that will force religious institutions to pay for contraception, abortifacient drugs and sterilization.
In response to a question from Meet the Press moderator David Gregory , who asked if there was something of a war on women among Republicans during an interview Sunday, the Arizona senator said we have to fix that.
I think that there is a perception out there because of how this whole contraception issue played out ah, we need to get off of that issue, in my view, said McCain. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear, and get back onto what the American people really care about.
McCain gave the remarks weeks after backing an amendment offered by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would have restored to employers the right to opt out of paying for employees birth control, a measure that was voted down.
However, McCain has welcomed the fact that a measure in his home state to allow employers to decline to cover contraceptive pills not used for medical reasons will likely be voted down. The bill stalled in the state Senate this week, but supporters say they will try to address the medical privacy concerns that have been voiced by McCain and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
GOP leaders in both the U.S. Senate and the House have vowed to fight the mandate that has sparked a firestorm of grassroots opposition in Catholic and Christian churches across the U.S. Protests in at least 129 U.S. cities are planned for Friday against the mandate, which has also earned condemnation from every bishop heading a Catholic diocese in the U.S.
If the state is allowed to violate the religious rights of one religion, then surely it can violate those of others, said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last month of the mandate. If the rights of some are not protected, the rights of all are in danger.
I refer to Juan McCain, the eternal politician who continually gets re-elected by the clueless Arizonanas as a 'hoarse whisperer.' In the campaign mode he is like a marshmellow like when he ran against Obozo he would never say anything derrogatory about his esteemed opponent who went on to bet his sorry ass and commence turning America into a banana republic without the bananas.
he is a a milquetoast and never a defender of true conservative issues. Hard to believe he was a hero in the Nam war, but then being a veteran I never considered being a POW hero material. Further, I didn't vote for him, rather I voted for Sarah Palin.
Certainly not as part of the opposition.
Ye gads! Won’t that idiot EVER shut up!
I’m not sure who is worse, him or his daughter, but both of them need a good strong cup of STFU!!!
McCain, the Commie mole traitor, never fails to please his masters.
I wonder what the democrats did to McCain that his Vietnamese captors couldn’t.
McCain is just such a vapid doooooooosh.
Why doesn’t he just do a Specter and be done with it? We have to “get off the issue” that he is a Republican.
“Hard to believe he was a hero in the Nam war,”
He sort of fell into that position. I don’t think from what we know now that if Dad and Granddad hadn’t been high ranking Admirals that he would have never seen the inside of a cockpit except on an airshow tour with the rest of us ground huggers.
mclame needs to wheel himself back to his nursing home
Juan McCain and his daughter, three boobs that talk.
STFU old man.
Nothing you will ever say or do will get your wife out of the arms out of the other man.
He is fully accepting and repeating the democRats “reframing” of the issue.
What a jackass.
He needs to be one of the first purged from the GOP after a conservative/TP takeover.
Because the GOPe remembers 1964 when they ran a Conservative and lost.
They do not remember 1976,1992,1996 or 2008 when the exact opposite happened/ Nor do they remember 1980 and 1984 when a Conservative candidate won in massive landslides.
I was flabberghasted when McCain pulled ahead in primary.
He is awful
“What has three boobs and talks?”
The sooner this ass is gone from the scene, the better. He is second behind Obama as having done more damage to our country in the past decade and a half. He constantly mucked up the good economic bill under Bush to get back at him for the 2000 race, and now he is just an old foolish idiot that has no clue what is actually going on.